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Articles

Title: Fat in infant formulas and special formulas

Author:
Anna Stolarczyk
Language:
PL
Journal:
Contemporary Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Child Feeding
Year:
1999
Volume:
1
Number:
2-3
Start page:
155
Final page:
160
ISSN:
1507-5532
Keywords:
infant formula, special diets, fats
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Human milk is the best source of nutrition for the infant, especially during the first 4-6 months of life. Co-mercial infant formulas are designed to mimie breast milk composition as much as possible. The main differences in terms of fat concern LCPUFA content, types of fatty acids present and factors affecting their absorption. The role of LCPUFA, p-palmitate and MCT oil in infant formuła and special formuła is discussed.